Registration requirements now out for consultation

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

New standards to modernise the regulation and inspection of social and health care services have been issued for consultation by health minister Jacqui Smith. They include the regulations that outline the process for registering with the new National Care Standards Commission (NCSC). Ms Smith said core registration requirements will be set, for the first time, consistently across all social and health care services including children1s homes, care homes, private hospitals and fostering agencies. “The registration process will help to ensure the experience and qualifications of managers, and checks will be carried out to ensure that premises are appropriate for the services to be offered,” Ms Smith said. “The details of how these services should be run are contained in individual regulations and minimum standards for each service.” While service providers registered and inspected by the NCSC will contribute to funding the Commission through the payment of regulatory fees, Ms Smith said care purchasers would al

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